A couple weekends ago, I went hiking at Mt. Baker with some girlfriends and found my heart racing with joy and feelings of being overwhelmed by God's presence on the mountain top. It was beyond stunning to see the glacier first hand and to see the shear beauty in the carpet of color that covered the ground. From purples to pinks; all sorts of different mosses; rocks of all sizes and listening to the trickling sounds of water flowing down the mountain, was as close to being with God first hand. There was no doubt Who created the very ground I stood on as I overlooked the views and sights from the top of the hike. I felt giddy soaking in His presence.
It's not always so pretty.
Lately, we hear of the persecution Christians are experiencing and some witnessing before their very eyes. We read the reports, are shocked at the numbers and feel the agony our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing. It's hard to even comprehend such an ugly world possibly existing as we have such freedoms in America.
At church I was gently reminded about the vast size of what we see as obstacles, God see's as potential. Last week as my husband was sharing our story at a business meeting, he was told how amazing it was that we survived our fall. The listener had said how you just don't hear about couples who make it work after betrayal. Did his response surprise us? No. Many don't realize the power behind a desperate prayer and jumping out in faith to heal wounds and restore relationships.
If God has the power to build mountains and not forget about the little flowers that line the trails, then how can we say He can't heal such deep wounds that kill and destroy? There is no surprise that God wanted to keep our marriage as one and to see it thrive.
THERE IS NOTHING TO BIG FOR GOD TO HANDLE!
No marriage too distant to bring back together and become a strong union once again with healing and hope at the core. There is no illness to complicated for God to impress the doctors and make them wonder by His healing hands. There is no mountain to high, no cut to deep, no lost soul too far gone for God to bring back home. To say that we survived betrayal in our marriage is no surprise to the One who brought us back together…. and it should be no surprise to you that God wants to do the same for you.
You may be in a place where nothing seems possible right now. The mess you and your husband are in is too ugly and devastating to comprehend fixing or to even start thinking about making the marriage work. Maybe the secret has not been revealed and the not-knowing is too much to bear? Know that whatever valley you're walking in currently is far from too painful for God to heal. You just need to sit still and notice the beauty of the moment, then fall to your knees and PRAY. Start there.
God wants our obedience and when faced with fear, we usually tend to hide rather than stand arms wide open and wait for God to handle the situation. Nothing is more powerful than a simple prayer.
Don't underestimate the power of the One who built the existence we live in. Even with the mess we hear about on the news or read about overseas…God has not left them nor has He left you in whatever situation you are currently faced with.
The lyrics of 'Waiting Here For You' by Hillsong United, captivates exactly what I'm trying to express. I pray that YOU can find a quiet spot in your soul and…wait. With chaos surrounding you, just…wait. And in the waiting, sing HALLELUJAH, because you and I both know that God can do far more than we can possibly imagine.
If faith can move the mountains
Let the Mountains move
We come with expectation
We're waiting here for You
I'm Waiting here for You
You're the Lord of all creation
And still You know my heart
The Author of salvation
You've Loved me from the start
Waiting here for you
With our hands lifted high in praise
And it's You we adore
You are everything You promised
Your faithfulness is true
And we're Desperate for Your presence
All we need is You
About the Author
Stephanie is a stay-at-home mommy to four little blessings. Married for 16 years, Tim and Stephanie find new ways to enjoy intimate time together while raising the young family.